Genres: Romance, Contemporary
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Return to Virgin River with the books that started it all...
When Connor Danson becomes an unwitting witness to a violent crime, he is forced to leave Sacramento and keep a low profile until the trial is over. He arrives in the tiny mountain town of Virgin River with a chip on his shoulder and an ache in his heart.
Leslie Petruso didn't want to leave her hometown, either. But she can't stand another minute of listening to her ex-husband tell everyone that his new wife and impending fatherhood are the best things that ever happened to him. Virgin River may not be home, but it's a place where she can be anonymous.
Neither Connor nor Leslie is remotely interested in starting a new relationship...until they meet one another. Even they can't deny they have a lot in common--broken hearts notwithstanding. And in Virgin River, no one can stay hidden away from life and love for very long...
4.5 Stars! Loved it!
Classic Virgin River and not only do we get a few new fantastic characters we had plenty of our old favorites, most notably…Jack!
I really enjoyed the relationship that developed between Connor and Leslie. They both had similar history with exes and therefore they related to each other very well. Leslie was funny, determined, wicked with a fire extinguisher and had no fear taking matters into her own hands. Connor had it for her bad and he heated up the sheets with her pretty quickly. He was a protective brother, uncle, and I found him to be very humble and oh, so sweet!
As always Jack’s bar is the hub of the community and it’s always fun to visit and hear what he’s got to say. He doesn’t always give the best advice, but I love hearing the boy talk. Of course, where there’s Jack, Preacher’s not far behind, always true to character, quiet yet lethal. I can’t get enough of them. Brie was Connor’s contact while he was awaiting trial, so it was nice to catch up with her and Mike too.
I was disappointed with the anti-climactic conclusion to the story. There was so much build-up leading to the trial that I thought that we might see a heroic ending involving Connor and the Virgin River alphas but it didn’t play out that way. I love a good manhunt, however, it wasn’t meant to be.
Katie, Connor’s sister, and Nora, a character who’s fallen under hard times and was introduced in Bring Me Home for Christmas, will be featured in the next two books. I’m looking forward to coming back to Virgin River again and watching these women hook alphas of their own.
*Originally posted 1/11/12*